The Identity & Mission of L’Arche Communities

We are people, with and without developmental disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together. We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need of one another.

Our Mission is to:

    • Make known the gifts of people with developmental disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships;
    • Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members, while being faithful to the core values of our founding story; and
    • Engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.

Check out Kristina and Amy’s recent visit to the birthplace of L’Arche in Trosly, France!

For more information about the work of L’Arche around the world, check out L’Arche International.